Saturday, November 12, 2011
Life's a Beach
sketch, and used the collage feature in Picasa to create the pictures to go with this sketch. Then I chose the Lauderdale collection by Basic Grey because of the vibrant colors and the zebra print that would play off of the bikini Mishal wore. I was shocked how long it took me to chose which Martha Stewart edge punch to use at the bottom because once I realized which one I would, it was so perfect! I had to pry details out of Mishal for the journaling... plus a trip to her facebook page to see what she posted that week. Just do what you gotta do for the layout, right? Because I think that the journaling is the best part of scrapbooking, I wanted it to stand out on the page, so I framed it using a sticker from the collection and placing bling around it, and then I made it stand out a little bit more by using popdots underneath it. Then it was time to do the title. Mishal told me what it should be, but I didn't have an embellishment or stamp for it. I used the fonts on my computer to cut it out. My favorite tool to choose which font I want to cut out with my Silhouette is the AMP Font Viewer It's so quick to find exactly the font to convey the feeling you want. For the title I used the AR Hermann font, and used firefly stickles around the 'e's. It still didn't look complete, and then I remembered some Sizzlits that I have had for years. They were the perfect touch, and I am very pleased with the results. I used the echo park wave file from the Silhouette library for the wave, but it didn't stand out very well against the zebra print, so I created a shadow out of the same pink I had chosen for the title and for one of the vertical strips of pp; but instead of putting the blue exactly in the middle of the pink, I off-centered it for a more dramatic look. I printed the quote that Mishal laughs about the most and inked the edges with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. Finally, I took a heart from the collection's sticker sheet and matted that with white card stock and outlined that using a pink and then a green souffle pen.